PRIMES: Honors and Awards
This page lists PRIMES students who received various honors and awards for their research projects. See also Awardwinning RSI Projects Supervised by PRIMES staff .
2023 projects
The Thirteenth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2023 cycle, 123 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 59 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 17 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:
 Third ($150,000) and tenth ($40,000) place winners, one finalist ($25,000), and 7 national scholar awards in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 Young Scientist Award ($50,000), 1st Grand Award (Systems Software), 4th Grand Award (Math), two Special Awards and one honorable mention at the 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 Seven USA Regional Medalists (three Gold and one Silver in Math; two Silver in Computer Science; and one Bronze in Physics) and three Bronze Awards in Math in the Global Finals in the 2023 S.T. Yau High School Science Award.
Matvey Borodin
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
Alan Bu
2024 Regeneron STS
10th Place
 
Akshaya Chakravarthy
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Silver medalist in Math
 
Evan Chang
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Silver medalist in Computer Science
 
Rohan Das
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Gold medalist in Math and Bronze Award winner in the Global Finals
 
Roger Fan
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
William Gvozdjak
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
Neel Kolhe
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Silver medalist in Computer Science
 
Alexander Li
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Bronze medalist in Physics
 
Jason Mao
2024 Regeneron ISEF
Mu Alpha Theta Second Award  
Christopher Qiu
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Gold medalist in Math and Bronze Award winner in the Global Finals
 
Alan Song
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
Linus Tang
2024 Regeneron STS
finalist
 
Joseph Vulakh
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar (project done outside PRIMES)
 
Michelle Wei
2024 Regeneron STS
3rd Place
 
Michael Yang
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
Eric Zhan
2024 Regeneron STS
scholar
 
Shiqiao Zhang
2023 Yau Science Award
USA Gold medalist in Math and Bronze Award winner in the Global Finals

2022 projects
The Twelfth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2022 cycle, 109 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 43 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 21 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:
 Fourth ($100,000) and seventh ($70,000) place winners, one finalist ($25,000), and 8 national scholar awards in the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 4th Grand Award (Math) and four Special Awards at the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 One 2023 Davidson Fellow Laureate ($50,000), three Davidson Fellows ($25,000), and one honorable mention ;
 Fourteen USA Regional Medalists (one Gold, three Silver, and one Bronze medals in Math; one Gold, three Bronze, and two honorable mentions in Computer Science; one Gold in Biology; and two honorable mentions in Economics and Financial Modeling) in the 2022 S.T. Yau High School Science Award.
Simon Beyzerov
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
 
Matvey Borodin
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Silver in Math)
 
George Cao
2023 Regeneron STS scholar  
Benjamin Fan 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Economics and Financial Modeling)
 
Ho Tin (Alex) Fan2023 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES)  
Advay Goel
2023 Regeneron STS scholar  
Fenghuan (Linda) He2023 Regeneron STS finalistMentor: Prof. James Unwin, University of Illinois at Chicago  
Yihao (Michael) Huang
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Gold in Computer Science) and Global Silver Computer Science Award
winner
 
Alan Lee
2023 Regeneron STS scholar  
Derek X. Liu
2023 Regeneron STS scholar  
Ethan Liu
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Silver in Math)
 
Max Misterka2023 Regeneron STS 4th PlaceMentor: Sanath Devalapurkar, Harvard University  
Anish Mudide2022 Yau Science Award USA medalist (Gold in Biology) and Global Bronze Biology Award winner (project done outside of PRIMES) 

Hyojae Park 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)
 
Edward Qiao 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Economics and Financial Modeling)
 
Andrew Tung 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Computer Science)
 
Karthik Vedula 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Honorable Mention in Computer Science)
 
Joseph Vulakh
2023 Regeneron ISEF Third Special Award from AMS 

Rich Wang
2023 Regeneron STS scholar  
Eliyahu Yablon 2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Bronze in Computer Science)


Edward Yu
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Gold in Math) and Global Silver Math Award
winner
 
Justin Zhang
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Silver in Math)
 
Ethan Zhou
2022 Yau Science Award
USA medalist (Bronze in Math)
 
Sophie Zhu
2023 Regeneron ISEF Special Awards: Third Award from AMS, and Second Award from Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society

2021 projects
The Eleventh Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2021 cycle, 101 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 55 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 17 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. They received the following honors:
 Fifth ($90,000) and tenth ($40,000) place winners, one finalist ($25,000), and 12 national scholar awards in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition, and one finalist ($25,000) in the 2023 Regeneron STS;
 3rd and 4th Grand Awards (Math) and 2nd Special Award (from AMS) at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 Nine USA Regional Finalists (four in Mathematics (Gold Medals), one in Physics (Gold), two in Computer Science (Gold), and two in Biology (Gold and Silver)); two USA Regional Medalists in Computer Science (Bronze Medals); and six USA Regional SemiFinalists (five in Mathematics and one in Physics) at the 2021 S.T. Yau High School Science Award.
Sophia Benjamin
2021 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Mathematics)


Neil Chowdhury
2022 Regeneron STS
5th Place


Kevin Cong2022 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES) 

Ram Goel
2022 Regeneron ISEF
3rd Grand Award (Math)


Andrew Gu
2021 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Mathematics)


Joshua Guo
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Fenghuan (Linda) He
2021 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Physics)


Garrett Heller
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Sheryl Hsu
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Alex Hu
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Yihao (Michael) Huang
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Computer Science)


Yanan Jiang2022 Regeneron STS scholar (project done outside of PRIMES) 

Bangzheng (Benjamin) Li
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Yi (Alex) Liang
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Mathematics)


Yavor Litchev
2021 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Computer Science)


Arushi Mantri
2021 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Mathematics)


Anish Mudide
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Biology)


Quinn Perian
2021 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Mathematics)


Luke Robitaille
2022 Regeneron STS
10th Place


Karthik Seetharaman
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Mathematics)


Claire Wang
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Computer Science)


Zifan (Atticus) Wang
2022 Regeneron STS
finalist


Daniel Xia
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Nathan Xiong
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Jeremy Yu
2021 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Computer Science)


William Yue
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Kevin Edward Zhao
2022 Regeneron STS
scholar


Isaac Zhu
2021 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Mathematics)


Sophie Zhu
2022 Regeneron ISEF
4th Grand Award (Math)

2020 projects
The Tenth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2020 cycle, 109 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 54 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 15 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:
 First place winner ($250K scholarship), three finalists ($25,000) and 12 national scholar awards in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 2nd and 3rd Grand Awards in Mathematics and 1st Special Award and Honorable Mention (from AMS) at the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 Seven students received Outstanding Presentation awards and two received honorable mentions at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2021 Joint Mathematics Meeting;
 One 2021 Davidson Fellow ($10,000) and one honorable mention ;
 Seven USA finalists (two in Mathematics (Gold and Silver Medals), one in Economic and Financial Modeling (Gold), three in Computer Science (Silver), and one in Biology (Silver)); six USA medalists (four in Mathematics (Bronze), one in Physics (Bronze), and one in Computer Science (Bronze)); and eleven USA semifinalists (eight in Mathematics and three in Computer Science) at the 2020 Yau High School Science Award.
Fiona AbneyMcPeek
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Serena An
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Lucy Cai2020 Yau Science Award USA finalist (Silver in Math) and Global Gold Mathematics Award winner (project done outside of PRIMES) 

Alvin Chen
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Linda Chen
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Quanlin Chen
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Richard Chen
2020 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Math)


Sarah Chen
2021 Regeneron STS
finalist


Yunseo Choi
2020 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Physics)


Neil Chowdhury
2020 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Biology) and Global Bronze Biology Award
winner


Joshua Guo
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Daniel Hong
2020 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer
Science Award
winner


Hyunwoo (David) Lee
2020 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer
Science Award
winner


Sean Li
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


William Li
2021 Regeneron ISEF
3rd Grand Award (Math)


Srinath Mahankali
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Jakin Ng
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Vishaal Ram
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Karthik Seetharaman
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Ilaria Seidel
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


William Shi
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Kenta Suzuki
2020 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Math)


Jason Tang
2020 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Math)


Katherine Tung
2021 Regeneron STS
finalist


Alex Wei
2020 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Computer Science) and Global Excellence Computer
Science Award
winner


Justin Wu
2020 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Math)


Yuxin Xie
2020 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Math) (project done outside of PRIMES)


Zheheng Xiao
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Nathan Xiong
2020 Yau Science Award
USA medalist
(Bronze in Math)


Jason Yang
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Alexander Lu Zhang
2021 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Jessica Zhang
2021 Regeneron ISEF
2nd Grand Award (Math)


Kevin Edward Zhao
2020 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Computer Science)


Beining (Cathy) Zhou
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar


Honglin Zhu
2021 Regeneron STS
scholar

2019 projects
The Ninth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2019 cycle, 92 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 58 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:
 4th Place ($100,000 scholarship), 7th Place ($70,000), three finalists , and 9 national scholar awards in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 One finalist at the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 Four students received Outstanding Presentation awards at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meeting;
 Two USA finalists in Mathematics, two USA finalists in Biology, one USA finalist in Physics, one USA finalist in Economic and Financial Modeling, four USA semifinalists in Mathematics, four USA semifinalists in Computer Science, and one USA semifinalist in Biology at the 2019 Yau High School Science Award;
 Two 2020 Davidson Fellows ($25,000 and $10,000) and one 2021 Davidson honorable mention .
Lucy Cai
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Math)


Sarah Chen
2019 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Silver in Biology) and Global Silver Biology Award winner


Neil Chowdhury
2019 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Biology) and Global Excellence Biology Award winner


Ezra Erives
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Vincent Fan
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Computer Science)


Zander Hill
2020 Regeneron STS
finalist


Sunay Joshi
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Benjamin Kang
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Nithin Kavi
2020 Regeneron STS
finalist


Lev Kruglyak
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Ziyan Lei
2019 Yau Science Award
USA finalist
(Gold in Math) and Global Gold Math Award winner


Rupert Li
2020 Regeneron STS
4th Place


Jason Liu
2020 Regeneron STS
finalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Yuyuan Luo
2020 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Espen Slettnes
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Math)


Frank Wang
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Andrew Weinfeld
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Alek Westover
2020 Regeneron STS
7th Place


Jason Yang
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Biology)


William Yue
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Computer Science)


Andrew Zhang
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Victoria Zhang
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Jeremy Zhou
2020 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Christopher Zhu
2020 Regeneron STS
scholar


Sebastian Zhu
2019 Yau Science Award
USA semifinalist
(Computer Science)

2018 projects
The Eighth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2018 cycle, 90 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 50 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students. So far they have received the following honors:
 Two 2nd Grand Awards in Mathematics, 3rd Special Award (from AMS), and Honorable Mention (Mathematics, from NSA) at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 9th Place ($50,000 scholarship), 1 finalist , and 12 national scholar awards in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 1st Place in Mathematics at 2018 Broadcom MASTERS;
 Nine students received Outstanding Presentation awards at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meeting;
 Two 2019 Davidson Fellows ($25,000 and $10,000) and three honorable mentions.
Students' honors:
Rinni Bhansali
2019 ISEF
2nd Grand Award
(Math)


Sanjit Bhat
2019
Honorable Mention
for Davidson Fellowship


Vincent Bian
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Merrick Cai
2019
Honorable Mention
for Davidson Fellowship


Robert Chen
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Zhengyang (Leo) Dong
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Ezra Erives
2019 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Kaiying Hou
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Vincent Huang
2019 Regeneron STS
9th Place


Aayush Karan
2019
Davidson Fellow


Nithin Kavi
2019 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Ryan Kim
2019 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Anusha Murali
2019
Honorable Mention
for Davidson Fellowship


Srinivasan Sathiamurthy
2019 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Espen Slettnes
2018 Broadcom MASTERS
1st Place
in Mathematics


Shashvat Srivastava
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Stanley Wang
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Wendy Wu
2019 MAA
Outstanding Presentation
award


Guanpeng (Andy) Xu
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Eric Zhang
2019 Regeneron STS
scholar


Daniel Zhu
2019
Davidson Fellow

2017 projects
The Seventh Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2017 cycle, 86 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 49 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 12 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. So far they have received the following honors:
 2nd Prize ($50,000 scholarship), two national finalist ($25,000), 4 regional finalist , and 21 semifinalist awards in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology;
 7th Place ($70,000), 6 finalists , and 9 national scholar awards in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition and 4th Place in the 2021 Competition;
 4th Grand Award in Mathematics, 1st Special Award (Science of Security, from NSA), 2nd Special Award (from AMS), and 3rd Special Award (from ACM) at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and 3rd Grand Award in Biomedical and Health Sciences at ISEF 2017;
 One student received an Outstanding Presentation award at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego;
 one 2018 Davidson Fellow ($25,000) and three honorable mentions.
Students' honors:
Ayush Agarwal
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Sanjit Bhat
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Vivek Bhupatiraju
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


August Chen
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Jeremy Chen
2017 Siemens
semifinalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Robert Chen
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Chao Cheng
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar
(project done outside of PRIMES)


David Darrow
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Kaan Dokmeci
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Swapnil Garg
2017 Siemens
national finalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Kyle Gatesman
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Michael Gintz
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Gopal Goel
2021 Regeneron STS
4th Place


Louis Golowich
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Henry Heffan
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Kevin Hu
2017 ISEF
3rd Grand Award (biomed)
(project done outside of PRIMES)


John Kuszmaul
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


David Lu
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Michael Ma
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist


Kalyan Palepu
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Dylan Pentland
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist


Michael Ren
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist


Harshal Sheth
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Mihir Singhal
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Shashvat Srivastava
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Andrew Sun
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Grace Tian
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist


Vinjai Vale
7th Place
at 2018 Regeneron STS


Adithya Vellal
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Franklyn Wang
2018 Regeneron STS
finalist


Wendy Wu
2017 Siemens
regional finalist


Guanpeng (Andy) Xu
2017 Siemens
regional finalist


Andrew Zhang
2017 Siemens
semifinalist


Anlin Zhang
2017 Siemens
national finalist


William Zhang
2018 Regeneron STS
scholar


Yiming Zheng
2017 Siemens
semifinalist

2016 projects
The Sixth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2016 cycle, 75 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 40 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 13 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:
 4th Prize (two students; $30,000 scholarship), 1 regional finalist award , and 9 semifinalist awards in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology;
 2nd Place ($175,000 scholarship), 6th Place ($80,000), 2 finalists , and 8 national scholar awards in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition;
 3rd and 4th Grand Awards in Mathematics and 2nd Special Award (from AMS) at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF);
 one Davidson Fellow ($25,000).
Students' honors:
Leo Alcock
Paper presenter at
9th ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop
, Dallas, Texas, November 2017


KaiSiang Ang
2017 Regeneron STS
scholar


Vivek Bhupatiraju
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Kevin Chang
2017 Regeneron STS
scholar


Makena Binker Cosen (PRIMES Circle student)
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Louis Golowich
2016 Siemens
4th Prize


Nicholas Guo
2017 Regeneron STS
scholar


Matthew HaseLiu
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Sathwik Karnik
2017 ISEF
4th Grand Award
(in Math)


John Kuszmaul
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Alec Leng
2017 Regeneron STS
scholar


Nikhil Marda
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Laura Pierson
2017 Regeneron STS
6th Place


Dhruv Rohatgi
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Alec Sun
2016 Siemens
semifinalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Vinjai Vale
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Felix Wang
2016 Siemens
semifinalist


Aaron Yeiser
2017 Regeneron STS
2nd Place


Albert Yue
2016 Siemens
regional finalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Richard Zhou
2016 Siemens
4th Prize

2015 projects
The Fifth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2015 cycle, 74 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students were working on 30 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 4 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:
 3 students received Outstanding Presentation awards at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Seattle;
 2nd Place ($75,000) Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, 1 national finalist award , and 9 national semifinalist awards in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search;
 6 regional finalist awards and 6 semifinalist awards in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology;
 one Davidson Fellow Laureate ($50,000).
Students' honors:
David Amirault
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Amy Chou
2015 Siemens
semifinalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Nicholas Diaco
Outstanding Presentation
award at 2016 MAA


Diana Ding
2015 Siemens
regional finalist


Brandon Epstein
2015 Siemens
semifinalist


Daniel Guo
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Meghal Gupta
2015 Siemens
semifinalist


Cristian Gutu
2015 Siemens
regional finalist


Meena Jagadeesan
Davidson Fellow Laureate


Varun Jain
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Kenz Kallal
2015 Siemens
regional finalist


Jacob Klegar
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Matthew Lipman
2015 Siemens
regional finalist


Dhruv Medarametla
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Mehtaab Sawhney
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Harshal Sheth
2015 Siemens
semifinalist


Girishvar Venkat
2016 Intel STS
semifinalist


Felix Wang
2015 Siemens
regional finalist


Aashish Welling
2015 Siemens
semifinalist


Rachel Zhang
2015 Siemens
regional finalist

2014 projects
The Fourth Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2014 cycle, 59 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students are working on 38 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 9 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:
 10 students were invited to present at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Antonio, and 2 received an Outstanding Presentation award ;
 1st Prize ($100,000 scholarship), 2nd Prize ($50,000), 2 regional finalist awards , and 9 semifinalist awards in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology;
 1st Place ($150,000), 2nd Place ($75,000), and 3rd Place Medals of Distinction for Basic Research ($35,000), 3 national finalists and 9 national semifinalist awards in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search;
 one Davidson Fellow Laureate ($50,000) and one Davidson Fellow ($25,000);
 3rd Place at 2015 National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium.
Students' honors:
Amy Chou
2014 Siemens
semifinalist


2014 Siemens
semifinalist


2015 Intel STS
semifinalist


2015 Intel STS
1st Place


2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
presenter


Brice Huang
2015 Intel STS
2nd Place


Justin Kaashoek
2014 Siemens
semifinalist


2015 Intel STS
3rd Place


2014 Siemens
semifinalist


Andrew Luo
2014 Siemens
regional finalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


2014 Siemens
semifinalist


Eric Neyman
2014 Siemens
semifinalist


2015 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
presenter


Peter Tian
2014 Siemens
1st Prize


2014 Siemens
semifinalist


Joshua Xiong
2014 Siemens
semifinalist


2015 Intel STS
semifinalist


Ethan Zou
2014 Siemens
semifinalist


Joseph Zurier
2014 Siemens
2nd Prize

2013 projects
The Third Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2013 cycle, 52 local and outofstate PRIMES, PRIMESUSA, and PRIMES Circle students worked on 33 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology and studying in 7 reading groups under the mentorship of postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students from MIT and Harvard. They have received the following honors:
 14 students were invited to present at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, and 4 received an Outstanding Presentation award ;
 1st Grand Award (in Math) and 3rd Special Award (from AMS) at 2014 Intel ISEF;
 2nd Prize (two students; $50,000 scholarship), 3 regional finalist awards , and 7 semifinalist awards in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology;
 3rd Prize ($50,000), 2 national finalists and 11 national semifinalist awards in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search;
 one Davidson Fellow Laureate ($50,000) and one Davidson Fellow ($25,000);
 Bronze award at the ShingTung Yau High School Math Competition;
 1st Place in the Mathematical Science Category at the 2014 New York State Science and Engineering Fair; 1st Place at the 2014 Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair.
Students' honors:
paper published in the
College Mathematics Journal
45:2 (2014)


Jeffrey Cai
2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


Vahid FazelRezai
2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


2013 Siemens
2nd Prize


2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2013 Siemens
2nd Prize


2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


Davidson Fellow Laureate


Nicolaas Kaashoek
2013 Siemens
semifinalist


2014 Intel STS
3rd Prize


2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


Outstanding Presentation
award at 2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session


Rohil Prasad
2014 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


1st Grand Award
(in Math) and
3rd Special Award
(from AMS) at 2014 Intel ISEF


2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


Uma Roy
2013 Siemens
semifinalist
(project done outside of PRIMES)


2014 Intel STS
finalist


2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


2014 Intel STS
semifinalist


2013 Siemens
semifinalist


Isaac Xia
2014 Intel STS
semifinalist

2012 projects
The Second Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2012 cycle, 30 local and one outofstate PRIMES students worked on 24 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics, computer science, and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They have received the following honors:
 8 students were invited to present at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego;
 5th Prize (two students; $20,000 scholarship), 8 regional finalist awards , and 2 semifinalist awards in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, sweeping all finalist awards in Massachusetts and New Hampshire;
 10th Prize ($20,000 scholarship), two national finalist awards , and five national semifinalist awards in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search;
 one Davidson Fellow ($10,000 scholarship);
 two PRIMES students presented their research at the academic conference, Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function , held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in SeptemberOctober 2012.
Students' honors:
Dhroova Aiylam
2013 Intel STS
semifinalist


2013 Intel STS
finalist


2013 Intel STS
semifinalist


presenter at the conference
Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function
in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in SeptemberOctober 2012


2012 Siemens
regional finalist


2012 Siemens
regional finalist


2012 Siemens semifinalist


Aaron Klein
2013 Intel STS
semifinalist


2012 Siemens
regional finalist


presenter
at the conference
Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function
in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in SeptemberOctober 2012


Rohil Prasad
2012 Siemens
5th Prize


2012 Siemens
5th Prize


Sahana Vasudevan
2013 Intel STS
10th Prize
(project done outside of PRIMES)


Andrew Xia
2013 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2012 Siemens semifinalist


2012 Siemens
regional finalist


Ziling Zhou
2012 Siemens
regional finalist

2011 projects
The First Annual PRIMES Conference
In the 2011 cycle, 21 local PRIMES students worked on 16 facultyformulated research projects in mathematics and physical and computational biology under the mentorship of MIT graduate students. They have received the following honors:
 12 students were invited to present at the MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston, and 2 received an Outstanding Presentation award ;
 4 regional finalist awards and 3 semifinalist awards in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, sweeping all finalist awards in Massachusetts;
 4th Prize ($40,000 scholarship), 1 national finalist award , and 1 national semifinalist award in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search;
 3rd Place at the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair;
 One 2012 Davidson Fellow Laureate ($50,000 scholarship) and one Davidson Fellow ($10,000 scholarship).
Students' honors:
2011 Siemens
regional finalist


3rd Place at the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair


Yongyi Chen
2011 Siemens
regional finalist


2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2012
Davidson Fellow Laureate


2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2012
Davidson Fellow


2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


Aaron Klein
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2011 Siemens
regional finalist


Jason Li
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


Carl Lian
2012 MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session presenter


2012 Intel STS
semifinalist


2011 Siemens
regional finalist

Contact
With questions, contact PRIMES Program Director Slava Gerovitch at